Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Brisbane


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry.
We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative.
We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

The Mechanical & Piping Group is a Hatch global practice providing Mechanical engineering design expertise to Hatch's commodity-based business practices.
Our capability spans through the whole project lifecycle comprising; scoping, conceptual design, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, basic and detailed engineering, construction and project management.

- Fantastic career growth opportunity with a tier one global engineering consultancy
- Convenient Brisbane location
- flexible work arrangements available
- Become a core member of a professional, collaborative and inclusive team

Our Hatch Brisbane office is currently seeking a Senior Piping Designer to join the team working on Mining and Metals based Projects.
As the Senior Piping Designer, you will be responsible for the development of functional plant arrangement(s) and provide input to engineering management, engineering leads and senior designers.
You will be required to take charge of all activities related to the physical arrangement project assets (equipment, maintenance, buildings, space, commodities, roads, rail, utilities etc.) within the boundary of the project(s). You will also be involved in the coordination of all changes affecting the layout with each functional group.

The ideal candidate is a technical expert who also relate well to and motivates others.
We want people to apply who can support and bring out the best in their team
- ensuring the focus remains on quality, cost and schedule in the planning and execution of the Project work.

Some of the key responsibilities will include (but are not exhaustive):

- Supporting the project kickoff meetings and site visits as required
- Assisting in interpreting the plant PFDs, P&IDs and plant battery limits and constraints
- Providing input to the deliverables list for the work to be performed by the design team (plot plan, general arrangements, models, studies, etc.)
- Assisting with the preparation and issue of the project-specific layout design criteria (if required)
- Coordinating with client representatives in all matters related to layout of the plant
- Responsible for development of the facility layouts within the plant to the point where each functional group can effectively begin their design
- Performing piping design activities through all phases of the project, from study through to detailed design and deliverable production
- Reviewing, coordinating and obtaining approval for all layout changes
- Ensuring continuous coordination between the functional groups as design develops that affects the layout of the assigned plant

Qualifications and Experience:

- Extensive layout experience on major multi-discipline projects, for the project type
- Demonstrated layout experience
- Good understanding of maintainability, constructability, safety and operating issues related to the equipment
- Good understanding of interdisciplinary dependencies in a project environment
- Strong ability to analyze consequences of layout changes and prioritize best solutions as design progresses
- Good organizational skills and ability to manage individuals to attain quality, cost and schedule objectives
- Experience working with Bentley OpenPlant is desirable
- Strong leadership and coordination skills
- Well developed communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.

An employee owned organisation, by joining Hatch you will have the opportunity to be recognised and rewarded for your efforts.
You will be provided with many benefits including: competitive remuneration and above statutory superannuation payments; optional salary sacrifice for additional annual leave, and participation in various employee reward and recognition and health and wellbeing programs.

To be considered for these roles you must have current work rights in Australia (i.e.
a permanent resident or citizen of Australia or eligible work visa).

To submit your application please click the "Apply" button below.

Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted for this position.

As an accredited Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (WGEA) and Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate.
Within Australia, supporting and encouraging a flexible workplace, we offer our employees comprehensive benefits, including up to 12 weeks leave per year as part of our Lifestyle Leave Program.
If you have any special needs requirements, please discuss with us and we will do our utmost to accommodate your request.

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